In an unexpectedly brilliant end to the year I've won the 2015 Headland Prize for my short story Frangipani. This comes hot on the heels of my story Flotsam and Jetsam receiving highest honours in the NZ Writers' College Short Story Competition, so I am a very pleased writer indeed.
I haven't done much creative work over the past six weeks as I've been caring for my rescue kitten Bruce, so it's great to feel re-energised about my writing just as he's becoming independent. And summer's here! I hope you have a great one.
A graduate of Victoria University’s Institute of Modern Letters, I am the winner of the Mindfood Short Story Competition and the Headland Short Story Prize. My short stories have appeared in The Sunday Star-Times, takahē, Fresh Ink and Bonsai. My debut short story collection, Pet, will be available from August, and is being released as a podcast. I have also written and illustrated two children's books about my rescue cat, Bruce.